A hands-on, interactive differentiated lesson plan to supplement your wetland unit. Through a number of learning-styles, students will develop an understanding of the important functions of this vital habitat, including its biological and physical attributes.
* a collaborative learning activity similar to dodgeball where student investigate the effects a diminishing wetland has on native wildlife survival and brainstorm decision-making solutions regarding whether to protect wetlands or not.
* Background information on cattails and a cattail worksheet (and answer key); and
* A hands-on activity to help students understand the water-holding and water-filtering functions of wetlands.